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Gap in rescue helicopter coverage begins Wednesday

JACKSON, Wyo. — Backcountry users will not have a helicopter to help them out of a jam in the Teton area for the next two weeks as agencies make the switch between summer and winter contracts.

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Citizens get to name wolf packs they discover

SPOKANE, Wash. — While they view predators from widely different viewpoints, Steve Gilbertson, a hiker, Ross Hurd, a rancher, and Bob Jensen, a hunter, are among Washington’s most distinguished wolf watchers.

October 05, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Yellowstone, Grand Teton consider fee increase

Yellowstone, Grand Teton consider fee increase

JACKSON, Wyo. — The National Park Service is considering raising entrance fees to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks by $5.

October 05, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…

Jackson resort No. 8 in ski magazine survey

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort lost its No. 1 ranking in Ski Magazine's annual reader survey of West Coast ski resorts but remains among the top 10.

September 19, 2014 1:36 pmLoading…

Researchers track bighorn sheep in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A handful of bighorn sheep in and around Yellowstone National Park are wearing radio collars.

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Sheridan couple missing in Bighorns sought

Sheridan couple missing in Bighorns sought

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Searchers had found backpacks but no other sign Wednesday of a young Sheridan couple missing almost a week in the highest reaches of the Bighorn Mountains.

September 03, 2014 2:13 pmLoading…
Grand Teton facilities begin closing for winter

Grand Teton facilities begin closing for winter

MOOSE, Wyo. — Campgrounds and other facilities in Grand Teton National Park will be closing for the winter over the next two months.

September 02, 2014 3:27 pmLoading…

Men who sparked manhunt at Grand Teton Park ID'd

JACKSON, Wyo. — Officials have released the names of three men who sparked a manhunt near a global financial meeting at Grand Teton National Park.

August 23, 2014 12:27 pmLoading…

Searchers look for Russian man in Grand Teton area

MOOSE, Wyo. — Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.

August 21, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Bernadette Nielsen

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High adventure classroom offered in Jackson Hole

JACKSON, Wyo. — Middle school and high school students are learning in a totally different type of classroom this summer.

July 20, 2014 9:52 pmLoading…

Jackson ski areas report very good year

JACKSON, Wyo. — The oldest and the largest ski resorts in the state enjoyed a strong winter 2013-14, both of them boasting historic numbers.

April 27, 2014 1:54 pmLoading…
Wyoming town ‘cowboys up’ to deal with landslide threat

Wyoming town ‘cowboys up’ to deal with landslide threat

JACKSON, Wyo. — Just a few years after Thomas Ralston moved to town, a chimney fire burned down his home. Last month, he was driving when a 3,000-pound boulder fell from a mountain onto the roof of his brand new truck.

April 27, 2014 1:03 pm Photos

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Even in peak ski season, Aspen has some freebies

Even in peak ski season, Aspen has some freebies

DENVER — A trip to Aspen during peak ski season is going to set you back some cash. But even those who can afford the posh Colorado mountain town will enjoy checking out what’s free, from high-altitude adventures to creature comforts.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Boise offers moderate climate, plenty of recreation opportunities

Boise offers moderate climate, plenty of recreation opportunities

BOISE, Idaho — Boise has long been dubbed the “City of Trees,” a nickname that always catches newcomers by surprise given the city’s high-desert climate and summers with little or no rain.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Fire seasons are starting earlier, lasting longer

In early May, as my plane banked on approach to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., a plume of smoke fanned out below from Banning Pass. The fire that time was the Summit fire, a bad enough blaze — about 3,000 acres burned, one house destroyed, two firefighters injured — but one tha…

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Billings artist creates relief sculptures of Montana ranges

Billings artist creates relief sculptures of Montana ranges

The jagged peaks of the Beartooth, Crazy, Bridger and Absaroka mountain ranges all converge on a lawn in Billings.

June 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Khaled Hosseini's new book is another tear-jerker

Khaled Hosseini's new book is another tear-jerker

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You don't have to be Spider-Man to go canyoneering

You don't have to be Spider-Man to go canyoneering

SALOME CANYON, Ariz. — I was about to follow a man I’d just met through a sweltering desert, into the crevices of a canyon, over wet boulders, down a waterfall, through a bone-chilling creek, down rock faces and up through the desert again.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation CEO extends contract

MISSOULA — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's board of directors has given its president and CEO a five-year contract extension.

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